Cookie Puppets

Sugar Cookies
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening solid
1 egg large
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons milk
Various kinds of candy
Lolly pop sticks

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large mixer bowl at medium speed, beat 3/4 cup sugar, butter and shortening until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and lemon extract. At low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk until well blended, starting and ending with flour. let dough set for two hours.
Legends and Lore Cookie Puppets

Other Story Ideas

  1. Three Little Pigs
  2. Three Blind Mice
  3. Little Red Riding Hood
  4. Jack And The Bean Stock
  5. Snow White
  6. etc... Be creative

After dough has set, preheat oven to 350º. Grease a baking pan.
Put some flower on a flat surface and roll dough untill it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. with a cup cut out cookies. Place on pan and insert lolly pop stick.
Bake in center of oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and no indentation remains in center of cookie when lightly touched. For a softer cookie, bake the minimum time. Place foil baking pan on a wire rack and cool cookie completely. When cool, remove cookie from pan and decorate with frosting and candy.

Powdered sugar
Food coloring

Put about 1/3 cup of powdered sugar in to a bowl. put in just a splash of milk.(start with very small amount of milk, you really don't need that much)
Mix ingredents untill frosting is thick but can still run off spoon. Add what ever colors you desire. (i usually mix up two or three difrent colors so the kids have a variety to create with)


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